The Fort Valley State Wildcats had held the lead for the majority of the game Saturday evening at the HPE Basketball Arena. Aided by a sluggish start from Georgia College (shooting just 10-36 in the first half), the Wildcats took control of the ballgame.
With seven minutes remaining in the second half of the basketball game the Bobcats found themselves looking up at the scoreboard down seventeen points. It seems as if GC had them right where they wanted. With a defensive minded head coach in Mark Gainous, Georgia College increased the pressure with the half-court trap and full court press. The Wildcats struggled with the intensity and it led to turnovers (finished with 20 on the game).
A 25-6 run in the second half tied the scoreboard at 61 a piece and the two teams headed for overtime. Outscoring the Wildcats 15-7 in the extra period, GC completed the comeback, winning 76-68, and improved to 5-2 on the season (including 4 in a row). The Bobcats were led by Terrell Harris (20 pts, 10 reb) and Larrentis Thomas (14 pts, 13 rebs) each getting a double-double. Evyn Smith led with 4 assists and Rio McMillian garnered 3 blocked shots.